Once, in the Kingdom of Incendium, there were twelve princesses of the realm, each a dragon shifter. Each fiery and passionate. Each possessed of an appetite for pleasure that only her destined mate can satisfy. Twelve men are expected in Incendium, each with special powers of his own, each with the gift to claim one dragon princess’s heart forever.
Troy will do whatever is necessary to earn his freedom from solitary confinement on the penal colony of Xanto, even assassinate a princess of Incendium. Being a MindBender, he has a serious advantage as a predator and thinks the princess in question doesn’t have a chance. Only one of them can survive and Troy knows who it will be—until he meets Drakina.
Royal dragon shifter Drakina has a quest of her own, to seduce her destined mate and conceive the crown prince of Incendium. Her father will free her from all other responsibilities if she completes this one task. Drakina craves her independence enough to seduce the unattractive Terran who is the Carrier of the Seed. She’s sure it will be a quick seduction—until she meets Troy.
Worlds collide when Troy and Drakina meet, and passion flares. The attraction is so powerful that they both choose to put their goals aside for one night of passion together. When their respective secrets are revealed, will the truth turn one against the other? Or will destiny allow this star-crossed pair to save each other and their unborn son?
Great book and a wonderful cast of characters. Very fun.
I listened to this audio book because I am a big fan of Deborah Cook and Saskia Maarleveld. To be honest, at first it took some getting use to since it is so completely different from the books I have been reading lately. In the end, I'd say I actually was surprised by the fact that I enjoyed listening to it so much more than I ever imagined. It's always good to break out of a rut/habit and read or listen to something completely different from your norm. I can honestly say that I'm looking forward to reading/listening to the remaining books in this series. If you're looking for something unique and refreshingly different, you should check out this series by Deborah Cook. I really enjoyed this experience.
A great new sci-fi romance novella about dragons
Wyvern's Mate is the first in a new series by Deborah Cooke that features 12 dragon shifter daughters of a king and their journey to find their true loves (which we all know, in the world of dragons is not easy). This story is about The eldest daughter, Drakina, and a Mindbender from earth, Troy. All Drakina wants to do is find Troy, seduce him, fertilize her egg and then live a happy independent life without her father trying to pair her off. Troy, meanwhile, is tasked with a job that will mean his death if he doesn't complete it. What follows is a fun, sexy short story. My only major problem with the story was that it was only a novella so it was too short for me. This is a great story for those looking for a sci-fi, paranormal romance to entertain themselves for a couple hours.
Copy gifted by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.